Messenger Bags and Brief Cases: Where Did they Originate?
The modern briefcase is a throwback to lawyers who carried the popular rectangular-shaaped cases which were ideally suited for holding and transporting legal briefs. Brief cases are generally carried by a handle at the top, in a manner similar to a traveler's suitcase.
The modern messenger bag is something of a hybrid of the briefcase and those old bags that Pony Express riders carried to deliver mail. The messenger bags of yesteryear were made from cloth with a shoulder strap for hands-free transport and quick, easy access and stowing.
Many of today's messenger bags have the added feature of an extra, briefcase-style handle at the top in adition to the traditional shoulder strap. This allows the user to carry it either over the shoulder or in-hand, just like a brief case.
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